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vŏlātĭcus , a, um, adj. 2. volo,
I.flying, winged.
I. Lit.: “homines,Plaut. Poen. 2, 27 sq.: “Pegasus,App. M. 8, p. 208, 32.—
II. Transf.
A. Fleeting, flighty, volatile, inconstant, transitory: “o Academiam volaticam et sui similem, modo huc, modo illuc!Cic. Att. 13, 25, 3: “volaticum esse ac levem,Sen. Ep. 42, 5: “Psyche (with fugitiva),App. M. 5, p. 172 fin.: “gaudium,Tert. Poen. 11: “desideria formae (with temporalia),id. ad Uxor. 1, 4.—
B. Fickle, turning from one to another: “suspicari illius furentis et volaticos impetus in se ipsos posse converti,Cic. Har. Resp. 22, 46.—
C. As subst.: vŏlātĭca , ae, f.
1. A witch, sorceress, acc. to Fest. s. v. strigem, p. 314 Müll. —
2. Witchcraft, sorcery, Tert. Pall. 6.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 13.25.3
    • Cicero, On the Responses of the Haruspices, 22.46
    • Seneca, Epistulae, 42.5
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